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So The Assault Weapons Ban Is Gone......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cslinger, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. cslinger

    cslinger Member

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    High cap magazines are plentiful and what do I seem to see more of.....................threads about revolvers. 642s, 638s, SP101s, GP100s. 686s. I have all my semi autos I wish you folks would stop buying revolvers so the prices would drop a bit. :D

    Seriously though it seems as though I am reading more about the old fashioned, some would say obsolescent wheel gun then I am the latest greatest 15-20 round autochucker.

    Is it the proliferation of CCW laws? Is it the internet driving new shooters to what is arguably a great all around platform?

    Just curious.

    Chris
     
  2. cbsbyte

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    The assault weapon ban is still alive in 7 states. Anyway, I like revolvers more than autos for most cases.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Well some people are too lazy to bend over and pick up their brass… :neener:

    I think that it’s true that CCW statutes have help create a market for the lightweight pocket revolvers.

    Then we have the growth of cowboy action shooting … and include black-powder revolvers in this category.

    And on the used market there are some excellent buys in high-quality wheel guns… A friend for example, picked up an excellent Colt Official Police .38 with an uncataloged 6” heavy barrel at a recent gun show for under $235.00 Not too tactical, but a true tackdriver… :eek:

    Plus they are often the preferred choice for trail and woods handguns.

    Revolvers are far from obsolete, but they’re role is changing.:D
     
  4. boofus

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    These are legal now, nuff said. :D
    [​IMG]

    But that Colt King Cobra .357mag I keep seeing at the show sure is looking pretty too. :p
     
  5. Majic

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    It's not a new influx of wheelgun info, but that the bottom feeders now don't have anything to whine and moan about everyday.
     
  6. neoncowboy

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    But they're still ugly as sin.
     
  7. Janitor

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    Busted!

    Since I got my 625 I get to keep all my .45 ACP brass. :)
     
  8. CAS700850

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    I think you're right, the increase in CCW laws has lead to an increased interest in the small revolvers. As much as we like to talk about how easily one can conceal a full sized 1911, deep down we all have a 2" .38 that we drop into a pocket or slip on our belt for the quick trip to the gas station or grocery store. Convenience and comfort. And, despite the progress of autos in terms of reliability, there is still a certain degree of maintainance that you must undertake to maintain that reliability. With the revolver, blow the lint off and you're good to go.
     
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    If they're 100% unregulated again, they're not as sexy anymore.
     
  10. Maxwell

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    Most people dont like large weapons for carry. As much as a big capacity rifle or pistol is fun to plink with, it takes alot of the sportsmanship out of hunting and does not fit well in the pocket.
    The AW ban was pointless in the way many gun laws have been. While sounding good on paper, they attempt to stop crimes that rarely happen(if ever).

    Politicians never understand how these laws are ineffective against criminals, and that the only mellow their harshing most likely belongs to a registerd voter.

    The tragic side of this is that voters dont value their amendment rights enough to remove these people from office when they violate them. :banghead:
     
  11. 1911 guy

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    Good first post.

    Hey there, Maxwell, and welcome to The High Road.

    I agree that the recent "legalization" of CCW in many states has brought a resurgence of small revolvers to the market. I might not be a revolver man, but still see this as a very good thing.
     
  12. V4Vendetta

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    "The assault weapon ban is still alive in 7 states. "

    Which ones?
     
  13. 1911 guy

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    Which states still have AWB?

    I can think a Ca. off the top of my head. I think Mass. still does.
     
  14. Janitor

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    NY & IL?
     
  15. Maxwell

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    Hehe, thanks :D
    (longtime lurker and decided it was time to jump in)
     
  16. 22-rimfire

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    Maxwell said... "The AW ban was pointless in the way many gun laws have been. While sounding good on paper, they attempt to stop crimes that rarely happen(if ever). Politicians never understand how these laws are ineffective against criminals....." Didn't sound very good on paper to me. Politicians understand, and this ban only affected a gun owning minority. Hence, it was emotionally popular to some. It was seen by politicans as another step toward illegalization of all firearms, which is the ultimate goal. Glad things have changed in most places. Don't forget that George Bush-I decreed (by presidential order) that selected semi-auto firearms could not be imported and that still stands. Haven't seen any Uzi's since.

    The recently enacted CCW laws have been a real sales boom for gun companies and the small revolvers are very popular.
     
  17. Maxwell

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    If the law does not make me safe then what is it there for?

    "Feel good" laws are always dangerous.
    When you give leaders the right to trample on one right, they will take it to trample on others.
    "For your protection" is now used as an exceuse for them to do whatever they want, its been this way for decades.

    At some point they'll just admit that amentment rights are worthless and no one will have the right to complain.
     
  18. dracphelan

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    HI also
     
  19. V4Vendetta

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    Is there a Assault weapons ban in NC?
     
  20. firefighter4884

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    NJ still has an AWB...

    I can't own an AR-15 with a collapsing stock :(

    --Jim
     
  21. TallPine

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    Whenever you prohibit something, you give it a magical appeal (parents will confirm this phenomenon ;) ).

    My preference is revolvers and lever action rifles, but a couple years ago when I thought that a new and worse AWB might be enacted, I went out and bought a semi-automatic rifle. I call them POTG rifles (Piss Off The Government).

    Just like I have no use for a full-auto rifle, but it gripes me that I cannot just go buy one for a reasonable price without paying a tax and jumping through a bunch of hoops:mad:
     
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    Correction.

    Illinois does NOT have an "Assualt Weapon/Rifle" ban....yet. Gov Blago and Mayro Daley are striving to get one passed. The City of Chicago does have one, but Cook County does not.
     
  23. f4t9r

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    High cap magazines are everywhere now and affordable but let ban back and those same mags you can get for 15 -20 now will go back up to 75 - 100 never had a problem finding them it was all about the price and you could call them pre-ban.
    As for wheel guns they do make a simple CCW gun.
     
  24. SixForSure

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    I just bought a Ruger SP101 .357 today. That doesn't mean I'm changing my name to FiveForSure though. On the other end of the scale , I have an FN Five-seveN. My revolvers get carried, the Five-seveN is, well, er, uh, well, really cool.
     
  25. V4Vendetta

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    Is there a assault weapons ban in North Carolina?:confused:
     
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